The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for overseeing the technical services operations of the Law Library, including acquisitions, processing, serials, electronic resources management, and metadata/cataloging services. This position provides leadership in the Law Library by working collaboratively with the University Library and a regional library consortium. This position consults on collection development policies and decisions; serves on Law Library committees; and participates in discussions and decision-making regarding library programs, services, operations, facilities, and policies. The position reports to the Law Library Director.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees the overall operations of the technical services unit of the Law Library, including: the management of electronic resources; monitoring/training 1-2 technical services staff; monitoring, analyzing, and designing efficient and effective workflows; communication with consortium members, other library partners, vendors, and library administration; tracking/analysis of electronic resources budgets.
Ensures library patron access to electronic resources by: facilitating the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems; managing catalog data and cataloging services; creating, maintaining, and enhancing access to & discoverability of electronic resources; monitoring license agreements & electronic resource subscriptions; establishing/monitoring trials of electronic resources; and coordinating database cleanup projects as necessary.
Contributes to technical services and Law Library operations by: participating in professional development activities and serving on library committees, and other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in library or information science from ALA-accredited graduate school or equivalent
Demonstrated knowledge of concepts, principles, and practice in library technical services
Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with integrated library systems, resource discovery tools, link resolvers, and proxy authentications systems
Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with metadata tools, bibliographic data, cataloging standards, and quality control, in both print & digital environments
Demonstrated employment history or job skills that show knowledge of types and uses of legal materials and experience with bibliographic access to legal information
Work experience in an academic, research, or law library
Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment
About University of Idaho College of Law
Established in 1909, and accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1925, the U of I College of Law continues to grow and work toward its goal of providing opportunities for future lawyers. Most recently, we added a new physical presence at our Boise location: the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center (ILJLC) located between the Idaho State Capitol and Idaho Supreme Court in the historic and newly renovated Ada County Courthouse. The ILJLC now houses a full J.D. program.
The University of Idaho College of Law has a statewide mission to provide an outstanding legal education program where all students benefit from the rigorous curriculum, six clinics, numerous externship opportunities, four areas of emphasis, a pro bono program, extensive career resources and our friendly Idaho communities.
The University of Idaho is surrounded by the rolling Palouse hills, an area so beautiful it was featured in National Geographic magazine. Just minutes away from the forests, rivers and lakes of northern Idaho, Moscow is home to more than 24,000 residents and a wide range of student-minded businesses, such as you would only find in a university town. In fact, Men’s Journal named... this “hip little city” one of the nation’s five best places to live among college towns. Art galleries, movie theaters, coffee shops and restaurants line the streets. In addition to popular drive-thrus, Moscow offers a huge co-op with organic and natural foods, Northwest-style pubs, as well as locally owned Italian, French, Mexican and Chinese eateries.